The Proposal Script - Dialogue Transcript

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The Proposal Script



Andrew, hey.

Here you go. Your regular lattes.

Literally saved my life.
Thank you. Thank you.

- Everyone OK?
- Yeah.

- Yeah.
- Me too.

Hello, Frank?
How's my favourite writer?

Of course you've been thinking about
our talk because you know I'm right.

People in this country are busy,
broke, and hate to read.

They need someone to say,

"Hey! Don't watch
CSl: Indianapolis tonight.

Read a book! Read Frank's book."
And that person is Oprah.

- Cuttin' it close.
- One of those mornings.

Thank you, Captain Obvious.


- Sorry.

Rub some dirt on it, brother.

Frank, the truth is
all A-plus novelists do publicity.

Roth, McCourt, Russo and...

Frank! Can I tell you what else
they have in common? A Pulitzer.

I need the shirt off your back.

- You're kidding, right?
- Yankees, Boston, this Tuesday,

two company seats for your shirt.
You have five seconds to decide.

- Five, four, three, two, one.
- I know...


Hello. Hello?

Morning. You have a
conference call in 30 minutes.

Yes. About the marketing
of the spring books. I know.

- Staff meeting at 9.00.
- Did you call... What's her name?

The one with the ugly hands.

- Janet.
- Yes, Janet.

Yes. I did. I told her that if she
doesn't get her manuscript in on time

you won't give her a release date.
Your immigration lawyer called.

He said it's imperative...

Cancel the call, push the meeting to
tomorrow, keep the lawyer on the sheets.

Get a hold of PR, have them
start drafting a press release.

- Frank is doing Oprah.
- Wow. Nicely done.

If I want your praise,
I will ask for it.

Who is... Who is Jillian?

And why does she want me to call her?

- Well, that was originally my cup.
- And I'm drinking your coffee why?

Because your coffee spilled.

So, you drink unsweetened
cinnamon light soy lattes?

I do. It's like Christmas in a cup.

- Is that a coincidence?
- Incredibly, it is.

I wouldn't drink
the same coffee that you drink

just in case yours spilled.
That would be pathetic.

Morning. Miss Tate's office.

Hey, Bob.

Actually, we're headed
to your office right now. Yeah.

Why are we headed to Bob's office?

Have you finished
the manuscript I gave you?

I read a few pages.
I wasn't that impressed.

- Can I say something?
- No.

I've read thousands of manuscripts,
this is the only one I've given you.

There's an incredible novel in there.
The kind of novel you used to publish.

Wrong. And I do think you
order the same coffee as I do

just in case you spill,
which is, in fact, pathetic.

- Or impressive.
- I'd be impressed

if you didn't spill in the first place.
Remember, you're a prop.

Won't say a word.

Our fearless leader and her liege.
Please, do come in.

Beautiful breakfront. Is it new?

It is English Regency Egyptian
Revival, built in the 1800s

but, yes, it is new to my office.

Witty. Bob, I'm letting you go.


I asked you a dozen times to get
Frank to do Oprah, and you didn't do it.

You're fired.

I have told you that is impossible.

Frank hasn't done
an interview in 20 years.

That is interesting, because I just got
off the phone with him, and he is in.

- Excuse me?
- You didn't even call him, did you?

- But...
- I know, I know.

Frank can be a little scary
to deal with. For you.

Now, I will give you two months
to find another job.

And then you can tell
everyone you resigned, OK?

- What's his twenty?
- He's moving. He has crazy eyes.

Don't do it, Bob. Don't do it.

You poisonous bitch!

You can't fire me!

You don't think I see
what you're doing here?

Sandbagging me on this Oprah thing
so that you can look good to the board?

Because you are threatened by me!

- And you are a monster.
- Bob, stop.

Just because you have no semblance
of a life outside of this office,

you think that you can treat all of us
like your own personal slaves.

You know what? I feel sorry for you.

Because you know what
you're gonna have on your deathbed?

Nothing and no one.

Listen carefully, Bob.

I didn't fire you
because I feel threatened. No.

I fired you because you're
lazy, entitled, incompetent

and you spend more time cheating
on your wife than you do in your office.

And if you say another word,

Andrew here is gonna
have you thrown out, OK?

Another word and you're going
out of here with an armed escort.

Andrew will film it with
his camera phone

and he'll put it
on that Internet site.

- What was it?
- YouTube?

Exactly. Is that what you want?

Didn't think so. I have work to do.

Have security take his breakfront

- and put it in my conference room.
- Will do.

I need you this weekend to help
review his files and his manuscript.

- This weekend?
- You have a problem with that?

No. I... just my
grandmother's 90th birthday,

so I was gonna go home and...
It's fine. I'll cancel it.

You're saving me from a weekend
of misery, so it's... Good talk, yeah.

I know, I know. OK,
tell Gammy I'm sorry. OK? What...

Mom. What do you want me to tell you?

She's making me work the weekend.
No, I'm not... no.

I've worked too hard for this
promotion to throw it all away.

I'm sure that Dad is pissed,

but we take all of our submissions
around here seriously.

We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

- Was that your family?
- Yes.

- They tell you to quit?
- Every single day.

Miss Tate's office.

Yeah. OK. All right.

Bergen and Malloy
want to see you upstairs.

OK. Come get me in ten minutes.

- We've got a lot to do.
- Okey-doke.

Good morning, Miss Tate.

Jack, Edwin.

Congratulations on the Oprah thing.

- That's terrific news.
- Thank you, thank you.

This isn't about my second raise, is it?
Just kidding.

Margaret, do you remember
when we agreed

you wouldn't go to
the Frankfurt Book Fair

because you weren't allowed
out of the country

while your visa application
was being processed?

- Yes. I do.
- And... you went to Frankfurt.

Yes. We were going to lose
DeLillo to Viking.

So... really didn't
have a choice, did I?

Seems the United States Government
doesn't care who publishes Don DeLillo.

We just spoke to your
immigration attorney.

Great. So, we're all good?
Everything good?

Margaret, your visa
application has been denied.

- And you are being deported.
- Deported?

And there was also some paperwork
you didn't fill out in time.

Come on. Come on!
It's not like I'm even an immigrant!

I'm from Canada, for Christ's sake.

There's gotta be...
something we can do.

We can reapply, but unfortunately

you have to leave the country
for at least a year.

OK. OK, well, that's not ideal, but

I can... I can manage
everything from Toronto...

- No.
...with videoconferencing, Internet.

Unfortunately, if you're deported,
you can't work for an American company.

Until this is resolved I'm going to
turn operations over to Bob Spaulding.

- Bob Spaulding? The guy I just fired?
- We need an editor in chief.

He is the only person
who has enough experience.

- You cannot be serious. I beg of you.
- Margaret.

We are desperate to have you stay.
If there was any way, any way at all

we could make this work,
we'd be doing it.

There is no way... I am begging you.

No. Excuse me, we're in a meeting.

- Sorry to interrupt.
- What?!

Mary from Ms Winfrey's office
called. She's on the line.

- I know.
- She's on hold.

She needs to speak with you.
I told her you were otherwise engaged.

She insisted, so... sorry.


Come here.

Gentlemen, I understand. I understand
the predicament that we are in.


And there's... Well...

I think there's something
that you should know.

We're getting married.

- We are getting married.
- Who is getting married?

You and I.
You and I are getting married! Yes.

- We are.
- Getting married.

- We are getting married.
- Yes.

Isn't he your secretary?

- Assistant.
- Executive... assistant secretary.

Titles. But, wouldn't be the first time
one of us fell for our secretaries.

Would it, Edwin?

With Laquisha. Remember?

So, yeah. The truth is, you know,
Andrew and I, we're...

...we are just two people who weren't
meant to fall in love but we did.


All those late nights at
the office and weekend book fairs.

- Yeah...
- No.

- Something happened.
- Something.


Tried to fight it and...
Can't fight a...

Can't fight...
Can't fight a love like ours, so...

Are we good with this?
Are you happy?

Because, well, we are happy. So happy.

- Margaret.
- Yes?

It's terrific.

Just make it legal.


Yeah, well, then that means we...

...we need to get ourselves
to the immigration office.

So we can work this
whole mess out. Right?

Thank you very much, gentlemen.
We will do that right away.

Thank you very much, gentlemen.
Thank you.

- Gentlemen.
- Thank you.

Margaret and Andrew are getting married!

- What is that about?
- Dragon Lady! Here they come.

- Yeah.
- What is he thinking?

Dude, for real. Her?

Married? Didn't
even know they were dating.


- I don't understand what's happening.
- Relax. This is for you, too.

Do explain.

They were going to make Bob chief.

- Naturally I would have to marry you?
- And what's the problem?

Like you were saving yourself
for someone special?

I like to think so.
Besides, it's illegal.

They're looking for terrorists,
not for book publishers.

- Margaret.
- Yes?

- I'm not gonna marry you.
- Sure you are.

Because if you don't,
your dreams of touching the lives

of millions with
the written word are dead.

Bob is gonna fire you the
second I'm gone. Guaranteed.

That means you're out on the
street looking for a job.

That means the time that we
spent together, the lattes,

the cancelled dates,
the midnight Tampax runs,

were all for nothing and all your dreams
of being an editor are gone.

Don't worry, after the required
allotment of time,

we'll get a divorce
and you'll be done with me.

But until then, like it or not,
your wagon is hitched to mine.

OK? Phone.

- This way.
- Margaret.

- Come.
- That's the line.

- Next, please.
- Just...

Sorry, I need to ask him something.

I need for you to file this
fiancée visa for me, please.

- Miss Tate?
- Yes.

Please, come with me.

Yes, ma'am, I understand that.
We're backed up...

I have a bad feeling about this.

- Hi. Hello.
- Hello.

- Hi. I'm Mr Gilbertson.
- Hi.

And you must be Andrew,
and you must be...

- Margaret.
- Margaret, well...

Sorry about the wait.
It's a crazy day today.

Of course, of course.
We understand.

I can't tell you how much
we appreciate you seeing us

- on such short notice.
- OK.

So, I have one question for you.

Are you both committing fraud
to avoid her deportation

so she can keep her position as
editor in chief at Colden Books?

- That's ridiculous.
- Where did you hear that?

We had a phone tip this afternoon
from a man named...

Would it be Bob Spaulding?

- Bob Spaulding.
- Bob. Poor Bob. I am so sorry.

Bob is nothing but a disgruntled
former employee.

And I apologise.
But we know you're incredibly busy

with a room full of gardeners
and delivery boys to tend to.

If you just give us our next step, we
will be out of your hair and on our way.

Miss Tate, please.

Let me explain to you the process
that's about to unfold.

Step one, will be a scheduled interview.

I'll put you each in a room,
and I'll ask you every little question

that a real couple
would know about each other.

Step two, I dig deeper.
I look at your phone records,

I talk to your neighbours,
I interview your co-workers.

If your answers don't
match up at every point,

you will be deported indefinitely.

And you, young man,
will have committed a felony

punishable by a fine of $250,and a stay of five years

in federal prison.

So, Andrew.

You wanna... you want to talk to me?



The truth is...

Mr Gilbertson, the truth is...

Margaret and I...

...are just two people
who weren't supposed to fall in love.

But did.

We couldn't tell anyone we work with

because of my big promotion
that I had coming up.

- Promotion?
- Yeah.

- Your?
- We, we both felt that it would be

deeply inappropriate,
if I were to be promoted to editor...

- Editor.
...while we were...


Have the two of you told your parents
about your secret love?

Oh, I... impossible.
My parents are dead.

- No brothers or sisters either.
- Gone.

Are your parents dead?

- No, his are very much alive.
- No, very much.

Very much. They're... Well,
we were gonna tell them this weekend.

Gammy's 90th birthday,
and the whole family's coming together.

We thought it'd be a nice surprise.

Where is this surprise gonna take place?

- At Andrew's parents' house.
- Where is that located again?

Why am I doing all the talking?
It's your parents' house.

Why don't you tell him where it is.
Jump in.

- Sitka.
- Sitka.

- Alaska.
- Alaska?

You're gonna go to Alaska this weekend?

- Yeah.
- Yes, yes.

We are going to Alaska.
Alaska, that's where...

That's where my little...
that's where my Andrew's from.


Fine. I see how this is gonna go.

I will see you both
at 11.00 Monday morning

for your scheduled interview,

and your answers better
match up on every account.

- Thank you.
- Hello?

- Looking forward to this.
- We're looking forward to it.

- Thank you.
- Yeah.

Gonna be fun.
I'll be checking up on you.

You got it.

OK... so, what's gonna happen
is we will go up there.

We'll pretend we're
boyfriend and girlfriend,

tell your parents we're engaged.
Use the miles for the tickets.

I guess I will pop for you to fly first
class. But make sure you use the miles.

If we don't get the miles,
we're not doing it.

Please confirm the vegan meal.

'Cause last time they
actually gave it to a vegan,

and they forced me to eat this clammy,
warm, creamy salad thing, which was...

Hey, I'm... Why aren't you taking notes?

I'm sorry, were you not in that room?

What? What?

The thing you said about being promoted?

Genius! Genius.
He completely fell for it.

I was serious.

I'm looking at a $250,000 fine
and five years in jail.

That changes things.

- Promote you to editor? No, no way.
- Then I quit, and you're screwed.

- Bye-bye, Margaret.
- Andrew!

- It really has been a slice of heaven.
- Andrew, Andrew! Fine, fine.

I'll make you editor. Fine.

If you do the Alaska weekend
and the immigration interview,

I will make you editor. Happy?

- And not in two years. Right away.
- Fine.

And you'll publish my manuscript.

- Ten thousand copy first...
- Twenty thousand copies, first run.

We'll tell my family about our
engagement when I want and how I want.

Now, ask me nicely.

"Ask you nicely" what?

Ask me nicely to marry you, Margaret.

- What does that mean?
- You heard me. On your knee.


- Does this work for you?
- Oh, I like this. Yeah.

- Will you marry me?
- No.

Say it like you mean it.

- Andrew?
- Yes, Margaret?

- Sweet Andrew?
- I'm listening.

Would you please, with cherries on top,
marry me?

OK. I don't appreciate the sarcasm,
but I'll do it.

- See you at the airport tomorrow.
- Good.

So, these are the questions
that INS is gonna ask us.

Now, the good news is,
is I know everything about you,

but the bad news is that you have
four days to learn all this about me.

So, you should...
probably get studying.

You know all the answers
to these questions about me?

- Scary, isn't it?
- A little bit.

- What am I allergic to?
- Pine nuts.

And the full spectrum of human emotion.

Oh, that's... that was funny.

Here's a good one.
Do I have any scars?

I'm pretty sure that you have a tattoo.

Oh, you're pretty sure?

I'm pretty sure. Two years ago,
your dermatologist called

and asked about a Q-switched laser.
I Googled a Q-switched laser

and found that they, in fact,
do remove tattoos.

But you cancelled your appointment.

So what is it? Tribal ink?

Japanese calligraphy? Barbed wire?

You know, it's exciting for me
to experience you like this.

Thank you. You're gonna
have to tell me where it is.

- I'm not.
- They're gonna ask.

We're done with that question.
We're done with that question.

On to another question.
Let me see, let me see.

Oh, here's one. Whose place
do we stay at, yours or mine?

That's easy. Mine.

- And why wouldn't we stay at mine?
- Because I live at Central Park West.

And you probably live at some
squalid little studio apartment

with stacks of yellowed
Penguin Classics.

Ladies and gentlemen,
please fasten your seat belts.

We are beginning our
descent into Juneau.

Juneau? I thought
we were going to Sitka.

- We are.
- How are we getting to Sitka?

All right. Here we go.

- Where? Oh, there he is!
- Andrew!

Hi. Right this way...


- It's so good to see you!
- You're suffocating him, Grace.

- Come here.
- Hey, Gammy.

Gammy. How are you doing?
Where's Dad?

Oh, you know your father.
He's always working.

Never mind about him.
Where's your girl?

She's... right there.

There she is.

I guess the word "girl"
is inappropriate.


- Hi!
- Hello.

- Margaret, this is my mom.
- Hello.

Yeah, great.
This is my gammy, Annie.

- Pleasure.
- Well, hello there.

Now, do you prefer being called
Margaret or Satan's Mistress?

We've heard it both ways.
Actually we've heard it lots of ways.

She's kidding.


Thank you so much for... allowing me
to be a part of this weekend.

Oh, you're welcome.
We're thrilled to have you.

Let's get you two back to the fort.


- It's so good to see you.
- There we are.


Andrew. Andrew!

Please, don't do that.

You didn't tell me about all
the family businesses, honey.

He was probably just being modest, dear.

What are we doing? Shouldn't we
check into our hotel right now?

Oh, we cancelled your reservation.

Family doesn't stay at a hotel.

You're gonna stay in our home.

Oh, great! Great.

- What?
- God.

You're gonna wanna use
your legs to lift that one.

Andrew! Help her with those.

I'd love to, but she won't
let me do anything.

She insists on doing it all herself.
She's one of those... she's a feminist.

Come on, sweetie.

You see the shoes
that broad was wearing?

This is the last of 'em.

- Five second rule.
- Got it! Got it.

That will dry right off.

I'm not getting on that boat.

You don't have to.
See you in a few days.

- You know I can't swim.
- Hence, the boat.

Come on.

Come on.
Here we go.

Looking good, boss.
Take your time, though.

She comes with a lot of baggage.

Just gonna give you a little hand here.

Hand off ass! Off ass!

There you go. You're there.

I'm a hundred years old now.

Here we are. We're home.

That is your home?

Who are you people?

- Why did you tell me you were poor?
- I never said I was poor.

- But you never told me you were rich.
- I'm not rich. My parents are rich.

OK, you know what? That's
something only rich people say.

Hey, Andrew! Welcome home!

Hi! Mom, what is this?

Nothing. It's just a little
welcoming party.

Is that a crime?

Just 50 of our closest
friends and neighbours.

And all excited to meet you.

- Oh, good. Good.
- Come on. Come on.

- A party?
- Yeah, I guess so.

Come on. Let's go. My grandma's
moving faster than you.

Put your back into it.

So nice to meet you, Margaret.
Welcome to Sitka.

Jill? Hi. Nice to meet you.
Our pleasure.

Why didn't you tell me you were
some kind of Alaskan Kennedy?

How could I?

We were in the middle of talking
about you for the last three years.

OK, know what? Timeout, OK?

This bickering Bickerson
thing has to stop.

People need to think
we're in love. So let's...

That's no problem. I can do that.

I can pretend to be the doting fiancé.
That's easy.

But for you, it's gonna require

that you stop snacking on
children while they dream.

Very funny. When are you going
to tell them we're engaged?

I'll pick the right moment.

Hey, Andrew. Hi!

Mrs McKittrick. How are you?
Nice to see you.

Nice to see you, Mr McKittrick.
This is Margaret.

- Hi. Pleasure.
- Margaret!

Hi, how are you? Pleasure.

So I always wanted to know,
what does a book editor do?

That's a great question, Louise.
I'm curious to know the answer myself.

- Hello, Dad.
- Son.

- This must be Maggie.
- Margaret.

- Joe. Pleasure to meet you.
- Pleasure's mine.

So why don't you tell us
exactly what a book editor does.

Besides taking writers out
to lunch and getting bombed.

Now that sounds like fun.
No wonder you like being an editor.

No, Louise. Andrew's not an editor,
he's an editor's assistant.

- Maggie here is the editor.
- Margaret.

- So you're actually...
- Andrew's boss. Yeah.

Well. How about that.

I think I'll get a refill.


That's a hell of
a first impression, Dad.

What the hell, Andrew?

You show up after all this
time with this woman you hated,

- now she's your girlfriend?
- We just got here.

Can we wait two seconds before we throw
the kitchen sink at each other?

Just never figured you for a guy
who slept his way to the middle.

I'll have you know that
that woman in there

is one of the most respected editors.

She's your meal ticket, and you
brought her to meet your mother.

No, no, no, no, no. She's not my
meal ticket, Dad. She's my fiancée.

- What'd you say?
- You heard me.

I'm getting married.

- How are you?
- Good, good. Thank you.

- Care for some hors d'oeuvres?
- I'm fine. Thank you very much.

- It's a tradition.
- It's the texture.

- I'm not a fish person.
- You'll like it.

- You're very sweet.
- I think if you'll just taste it.

Thank you so much.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a very
important announcement to make.

- Margaret and I are getting married.
- It's the paprika.

- So sorry.
- That's OK. It's wash-and-wear.

Yep. Honey? Where you at?

Here it is.

Come on down here, pumpkin.

- All right.
- OK.

Oh, look at her. Look at her.

Right there, ladies and gentlemen.
There she is.

- Congratulations, Andrew.
- Thank you.

Thank you very much.

- Time to celebrate.
- Let's get the champagne.

So that was your idea of the perfect
time to tell them we're engaged?

'Cause it was brilliant timing.

- Andrew. Hi.
- Gert? Oh, my God. Hey, hi. Wow.

How you doing? I didn't know
that you were gonna be here.

Your mom probably wanted it to
be a surprise. So... surprise.

- Right.
- And...

...we're being completely rude. Hi.

- Oh, God. This is my ex...
- Hi. I'm Gertrude.

- Oh, wow. Wow!
- You can call me Gert.

Well, congratulations, you guys.

- Thank you.
- Thank you.

So did I miss the story?

- What story?
- What story?

About how you proposed.

How a man proposes says
a lot about his character.

- Yes.
- Yes, it does.

I actually would love to hear
the story, Andrew.

Would you tell us?

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

You know what? Actually,
Margaret loves telling this story,

so I'm just gonna let her
go ahead and do that.

'Cause I think
we should just sit in rapture.

Wow, OK.

Wow, where to begin... this story.



Yeah. OK, well...

Andrew and I...

Andrew and I were about to celebrate
our first anniversary together.

And I knew that he'd been
itching to ask me to marry him.

And he was scared.
Like a little tiny bird.

So I started leaving him
hints here and there

because I knew he wouldn't
have the guts to ask, but...

That's not exactly how it happened.

- No?
- No. No.

I mean, I picked up on all her hints.
This woman's about as subtle as a gun.


What I was worried about was
that she might find this little box...

Oh! The decoupage box that he made
where he'd taken the time to cut out

tiny, little pictures of himself. Yes.

Just pasted all over the box.
So beautiful.

So I opened that beautiful,
little decoupage

and out fluttered these tiny,
little hand-cut heart confettis.

And once they cleared,
I looked down, and I saw

the most beautiful, big...

Fat nothing.

No ring.

- No ring?
- What?

No. But inside that box...

...underneath all that crap,

there was a little
handwritten note

with the address to
a hotel, date, and time.

Real Humphrey Bogart-type stuff.


Anyway, naturally, Margaret thought...

- I thought he was seeing someone else.
- What?

Yeah, it was a terrible time for me,
but I went to that hotel anyway.

I went there and I pounded on the door,
but the door was already unlocked.

And as swung open that door,
there he was...

- Standing.
- Kneeling.

- Like a man.
- On a bed of rose petals, in a tuxedo.

Your son. Your son.

And he was choking back soft, soft sobs.

And when he held back the tears
and finally caught his breath,

he said to me...

"Margaret, will you marry me?"
And she said, "Yep." The end.

Who's hungry?

That is quite a story.

- Oh, Andy!
- Gorgeous.

You are so sensitive.

Hand-cut confetti?

Hey! Let's see a kiss from
you two cuties.

Give her a kiss!

- No. Come on.
- Oh, yeah.

- Come on!
- OK, all right.

OK. Here we go. Ready?

What is this? Kiss her on the mouth
like you mean it.

- Kiss her. Kiss her!
- Kiss her!

Kiss her! Kiss her!
Kiss her! Kiss her!


- OK. All right.
- OK.

- Here we go.
- OK.

Andy! Give her a real kiss!

- Gammy.
- A real one!

- Yeah.
- You can do it!

- Just do it? Let's do it really fast.
- Yeah. OK.


I'm so happy for you two!

So happy! So happy!

Let's get the champagne!

So here we are.

This is your bedroom.


Wow, this is beautiful.

- And the view.
- And here's the bed.

Wow! Exquisite bed. Exquisite.


Where is Andrew's room?

We're not under any illusions that
you two don't sleep in the same bed.

He'll sleep in here with you.

Oh, great, 'cause we love to snuggle.

- Don't we, honey.
- We're huge snugglers.

Oh, my God. What is it?

- Calm down, Kevin.
- You are cute.

Who is this?

- That's Kevin. I'm sorry, Margaret.
- So cute.

We just rescued him from the pound,
and he's still in training. Sorry.

Just be sure you don't let him outside,
or the eagles'll snatch him.

No, don't you listen to her.
She's just pulling your leg, isn't she?

By the way, there are extra
towels and linens and things

- in here if you need them.
- If you get chilly tonight use this.

It has special powers.

- Oh, what kind of special powers?
- I call it the Baby Maker.

OK, well. Then I guess we...
gonna be super careful with that one.

- Yeah, I'm gonna...
- Don't throw it on the bed.

We'd better turn in.
It's been quite an evening.

So good night, everybody.

- Good night.
- Good night.

- Good night.
- OK, good night, Gammy.

- Good night.
- Good night.

- Good night.
- Good night, Gammy.

Thank you so much. Sweet dreams.

- Bye-bye, now.
- Bye.

So, you haven't been home in a while.

I haven't had a lot of vacation
time the last three years.

Stop complaining.

Don't look, OK?


Are your eyes closed?


- Are you sure?
- Yes, I'm sure.

Those are the pyjamas you
decided to bring to Alaska.

Yes, because I was supposed
to be in a hotel alone.

- Remember?
- Can we just go to sleep?

- Fine.
- Great.


Looks like I won't be getting much sleep
with the sun streaming in.

Thank you.

Andrew. Phone.


Crap. Andrew, Andrew, phone.


Yeah... right.

- Andrew, where is it?
- Purse, side pocket.

Hello. Hello? Hello.

Frank! Frank, darling.

Darling, Frank.

Are you there? Hello? Hello? Oh, crap.

I have horrible service, Frank.
Give me just one minute.

Oh, my God! Margaret!

One... one minute.
Frank, hold on just a second.

Frank, hold on. No, no, no, no.

Frank. Frank, I'm sorry you feel

I pressured you into doing Oprah, but...

Of course I want you to be happy.
Yes, yes.

Frank. Frank. Frank, darling.
Frank? It's going to be fine.

I can just call them and I can cancel.

You are... you are so right, Frank.

Yes, Frank, of course
I'm listening to you.

Yeah... yes.

I love listening to you, Frank.

Sit. Sit.

No, not you, Frank.

No, no.

Frank, if I may get down to it, OK,

I think it would be
a mistake to back out.

Because, Frank, for so many years,

you have inspired me
with your beautiful words,

and I feel that...
Dog, I'm on the phone.

I think it's time the world
gets to enjoy your words as well.

They are just so rich with passion

and I think that
we should all be privy to...

And... Frank, I just...

I just want you to be happy, Frank.
Give me that dog!

And I need, Frank, for you to hold on
just a second. Can you hold a second?

Give me that dog!

Come on! Come on, come on,
come on. Come on!

OK! OK, gotcha.

Frank, Frank.

Frank? So sorry, so sorry.

So sorry. I dropped the phone.
Now, listen, Frank.

I don't want to sell you on anything,
but this is your legacy, this book.

And I think it's up to you to
present your legacy to the world.

And call me tomorrow with your decision.

And my phone is on all the time!
OK, bye-bye. No! Wait!

No! No! No. No.

Take the doggy.
Look at the doggy.

I need that phone.
Take the dog.

Take the dog. I need that phone!
Here. Take the dog.

Take the dog. Take the dog.
Take it. Take it.

Look at this.

- Is that cute or what?
- I know.

Morning, guys. Have you seen...

She's playing with Kevin.
We thought she didn't like him.

Will you go get her, Andy?
We have a whole day planned for her,

and she needs to get ready.

Yeah. Tell her we have
a big surprise for her.

Look! Give me my phone. Come on.
Please, just give me my phone.

- Come on. Right here.
- What the hell are you doing?

Oh, my God. Your grandmother
was completely right.

The eagle came and tried
to take the dog.

But then I saved him. Then it came back,
and it took my phone.

- Are you drunk?
- What? No! I'm serious.

He's got my phone,
and Frank's calling me on it.

Relax, all right? We'll order
another phone, same number.

We'll go into town and get it.

- Really?
- OK? Yeah.

Oh, OK. All right.
Well, you can go then.

You have to get ready.

- For what?
- Going out with Mom and the girls.

- I don't wanna go.
- Shopping, sightseeing. And a surprise.

- I hate shopping. I hate sightseeing.
- You'll love it. You're going.

- I don't wanna go. I'm not.
- You're going.

You are. Give me a hug.
Don't want them to think we're fighting.

- I don't want to touch you. No, I...
- Come on. Hug time.

- Hug time.
- I don't wanna... Andrew.

There we go.

Yeah, that's nice.

Yeah. That's nice.

There we go.
Isn't that nice?

Yeah. If you touch my ass one more time,
I will cut your balls off

- in your sleep. OK?
- Yeah.

There you go. All righty now.
So we clear on that?

- Yeah.
- Yeah. Such a good fiancé.

You want to see me?

Your mom found these eco-balls.

They dissolve in water.

I don't know how she comes up
with this stuff.

Anyway, she is a little peeved.

Apparently, I wasn't the most
gracious of hosts last night.

It was a little bit of a shock to find
out that you're getting married,

especially when none of us
even knew you were dating.

The point is...
I owe you an apology.


There's something else.

I've been going over my
retirement plans recently,

and it got me thinking.

I've done a lot of things in my life.

Practically built an empire with
your mother from the ground up.

- It doesn't mean anything unless...
- You have someone to leave it to.

- Yeah, we've already discussed this.
- I'd like to discuss it again.

You have responsibilities here.

I think I've been more
than understanding

about your goofing off in New York.

- I need you to quit playing around...
- Here we go again.

When are you going to start
taking what I do seriously?

- When you start acting seriously.
- I'm sorry.

I feel sorry for you, Dad. I wish you
had another son. I really do.

One who wanted to stay here.

One who wanted to take over
the business.

One who wanted to marry someone
that you approve of, but it's not me.

Now, it must seem strange to you,

my life in New York...
sitting in an office, reading books.

But it makes me happy.
You understand?

If that's what makes you happy,
son, I got nothing to say.

Well, that's a first.
You know what?

Apology not accepted.
Have fun out here.

There is no way you
could leave her at home.

- She had to be here. Absolutely.
- She's been here forever.

Yeah, I hope you are ready
for your big surprise

because this is one of Sitka's
greatest treasures.

- Right?
- Oh, yes. Oh, yeah.

OK, this is the big surprise
I was telling you about. You ready?

Oh, Margaret, you're gonna love it!

Ramone's the only
exotic dancer on the island.

But we're lucky to have him.

Work it, Ramone!

- Wow.
- Over here, Ramone! Over here.

Over here, honey.

Show her what she's gonna be missing.

Come, my sexy princess.

- Yeah!
- Oh, no. Not necessary.

It's a really nice gesture,
but I really need to just...

- Go on, Margaret. Get up there!
- You come dance.

OK, pluck my eyes out. OK.

All right. Here we go.

Go, Margaret! Go, Margaret!


Hey... oh.

Give it to her, Ramone!

Go on, Ramone! Give it to her!

That's a move I haven't seen.

Look at her face!

Guess who. For you. For you. For you.

- Yeah!
- Enjoy!

I don't want to touch it.
I don't wanna... No. OK, OK.

Very sweet.
No, no, no, no, no.

Smack him!

- I'm sorry?
- Smack his ass.

Smack it. OK.

- Smack him, Margaret!
- Margaret, give it to him!


Can I get down now?

Free. Be free.

Hey! There you are.
How are you holding up?

Oh, fine. Fine.
Just working on my tan.

Yeah, the Paxtons can be
a bit overwhelming at times.

Yes, yes.

It's a little different
than New York, huh?

Little bit. Little bit.
You ever been?

No. That was always
Andrew's dream, not mine.

You guys were pretty serious, huh?

Well, I mean, we dated in high
school and all through college,

but we were kids.

And you guys called it off
because of...


The night before we graduated school...

...he proposed
and said he wanted to elope

and run away to New York with me.

- And...
- You said "no".

And I said "no", yeah.

I've never been anywhere but here.
This is home.

But anyway... you're a lucky girl.

He really is the best,
which you obviously already know.

Oh, yep.
Yep, very much so, yeah.

Well, cheers to you guys.

Thank you.

Looks like Ramone's wrappin' it up.

Go, Annie!

I've never seen him so...

- No, he really got down.
...out there. I mean...

He's wonderful.

Oh, no.


Andrew, honey, is everything OK?

What... What's he doing?

Something's up.
It's best to leave him alone.

Come on, honey.

...Hunt's version
of that here tonight.

Hey, hey, hey. What are you doing?
I'm watching that.

Why is Andrew out there hollowing out
that old stupid canoe again?

Well, maybe he's planning
to escape. What?

I am so tired.

Think I'm gonna go upstairs,
take a shower, wash off

- Ramone's coconut body oil.
- Sure.

I had a great day today. Thank you.

- What did you do?
- I didn't do anything, I mean...

I just had a frank conversation
with him about his future.

Well, yeah. That's a good idea.
That's a good idea, Joe,

because he will never
come back home now.

He is my son. I only get to see him
every three years because of you.

Because of you.
I've had enough.

You are gonna be supportive of him
marrying Margaret, and that is that.

You know, if we're not careful,

we are gonna end up
in this great big house,

just you and me alone,
you and me and everything

that we're angry about, and God forbid
that they should have a grandchild

that we never get to see.

You are going to fix this,
Joe. I mean it. Fix it now.

Where's a towel?


Towel, towel, towel, towel, towel.

This is all they have for a towel?
It's ridiculous. I can't get dry.



No, no, no, no, no.

Just... I'm sorry.

Let me just...
let me just get a towel.

Let me just get a towel.

Just... look.

You need to just... I'm sorry.

OK, I'm sorry for feeding you
to the eagle.

I'm sorry.

Go away. Go away.

Go, go. Just let me get a towel.

Go, go, go... Hold on.

Yeah. Huh?

How you like that? Huh?

Take it, take it. That's right.

That's what I'm talking about.
You like that?

You like it.

Come here. Come to Mama.

That's right.
Get on the carpet.

That's a good boy.

Yes! That's good, boy!
Come on.

Come on!

What the?

- Oh! Why are you naked?
- Oh, my God!

- Why are you wet?
- Oh, my God.

- Don't look at me.
- I don't understand.

- Why are you wet?
- Why are you naked? Don't look at me.

Oh, God! You're showing everything.

Cover it up, for the love of God!

Oh, God, not the Baby Maker.

Explain yourself please.

- Explain myself?
- Yes, explain yourself.

- I was outside.
- Really? You didn't hear me?

I was listening...
What are you doing home?

Then you just,
jump me out of nowhere?

- What's that?
- I didn't mean to jump you.

Your dog was attacking me, and I
had to run, and I ran into you.

What is it with you and this dog?

Just, you know, just... go.

- Go...
- Fine.

- Go take a shower. You stink.
- Fine.

- Nice tattoo, by the way.
- What?

See? See? Exactly.
You see that?

Barely made it out with my life there.
See the size of the teeth on that thing?

I didn't...


So naked.

Can we not talk about that, please?

Just sayin'.

So, what's the deal with you
and your father?

I'm sorry. That question
is not in the binder.

Oh, really? Well, I thought
you were the one that said

- we needed to learn all this...
- Not about that, I didn't.

- But if the guy asks...
- Not about that, Margaret.

Good night.

- I like the Psychic Network.
- What?

Not in the "ha-ha, isn't that funny,
she likes that trash"

kind of way.
I actually quite enjoy it.

I took disco lessons in the sixth grade.

My first concert was
Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock.

I think Brian Dennehy is sexy.

Don't like flowers in the house,
'cause they remind me of funerals.

Never played a video game.

I read Wuthering Heights
every Christmas.

It's my favourite book.

Haven't slept with a man in over
a year and a half.


I went to the bathroom and cried
after Bob called me a poisonous bitch.

And the bird tattoo?

They're swallows.

Got them when I was 16...
after my parents died.


I'm sure there's many,
many other things,

but that's all I can
come up with right now.

You there?

I'm here.

Just processing.

You really haven't slept
with anyone in 18 months?

Oh, my God. Out of all that,
that's all you got?

That's a long time.

Yeah, well, I've been a little busy.



- Rob Base and D. J...
- E-Z Rock?

- Yeah.
- You know.

No. They were good.

- What?
- Nothing.

I know who they are.
I just wanted to hear you sing it.

- Margaret?
- Yes?

Don't take this the wrong way.


You are a very,
very beautiful woman.

Feel it deep, feel it low.

God, I can't sing that high.

Huh? Where am I?

What time is it?
What time is it?

Oh, God.

Room service.
Breakfast for the happy couple.

Andrew! Andrew!



Andrew, your mother's at the door.
Get up!

- Get up here! Just a second!
- Oh, God.

- Not the baby blanket.
- OK, all right.

Not the baby blanket.
Get it off, get it off, get it off.

- OK, all right.
- Wait a second. Hold on.

- What? What?
- Are you wearing makeup?

What? No.
Of course not.

- OK, what do we do? All right.
- Just spoon me, spoon me...

- Oh, my God! What is that?
- I'm sorry. It's morning.

What do you mean,
"It's morning?"

Are you OK?

Coming. One second. Yep.
Come on in. Everything's fine.


You're on my hair.
OK, just...

- Oh, wow.
- Smells good.

Cinnamon rolls.

Oh, you shouldn't have
gone to that trouble.

Oh, you're family now.
It's no trouble.

Hey, you have room for one more?

Wow. Could we not do
the Brady family meeting right now?

- We just got up if you don't mind.
- Yeah.

Your mother and I have
come up with a proposition

and I happen to think
it's a terrific idea...

We want you to get married
here tomorrow.


- What? What? What?
- No.

Well, you're gonna get married anyway,
so why don't you get married here

where we can be all together, and that
way Grandma Annie can be a part of it.

- Oh. Oh, we're... No.
- No.

- No, it's Gammy's birthday tomorrow.
- Big day for her.

We don't want to ruin it.
That's, you know...

I've had 89 birthday parties,
I don't need another one.

Oh, Gammy.

It would be a dream come true for me
to see my one grandchild's wedding.

A dream come true!
So you'll do it?

Before I'm dead?

- OK. OK.
- OK.

OK, we will do everything.

And you can get married
like we did, in the barn.

It's a Paxton family tradition.

- Oh, wow!
- Yup.

Wow! I've always wanted
to get married in a... in a barn.

- I have.
- It's a sign.

A sign from the universe that
you're meant to be together.

We must give thanks, I tell you.

Come, come.
We must give thanks.

OK, I know I should
leave you alone now.

But we're just so excited!
I know you're excited, too.

- It's the craziest.
- Really excited.

Yeah! Go. Go.


Oh, my God.

When my mom finds out that
this whole thing is a sham

she's gonna... she's gonna be crushed,
and my grandmother's gonna die.

- Your mom's not gonna find out.
- My father. What's with that?

The wedding thing?
Where'd that come from?

She probably got him worked up into it.
It's fine. She's not gonna find out.

- They're not going to find out.
- God. Margaret!

Andrew, they're not gonna
find out, OK? Just relax.

It's gonna be OK.

It's not like we're
gonna be married forever.

We'll be happily divorced
before you know it.

It will be fine. It will be fine.

- You OK?
- Yeah.

- Get us some coffee.
- Yeah.

So, would you like a cinnamon soy latte?

You're right, you know...
Get a quickie divorce, we'll be fine.

- Absolutely.
- Gonna be fine.

Everything is going to be great.

But this little missus
better learn how to cook,

so she can take care of her husband.
Keep my man happy.

I don't want him leaving me
for another woman.

Come on. Haven't left you yet, Margaret.

I got it. Let go.

- You all right?
- Yeah...

- You know what? I'm gonna go.
- Where?

I just kinda feel like going outside.

All right.
That's the bathroom.

Oh, yeah. I know. I'm just...

I'm gonna go to go to the bathroom,
and then I'm gonna go out, outside.

All right.

All right.

OK, you just... Just have to focus,
Margaret. Just focus.

This is a business deal.
This is just a business deal.

Everything's gonna be just fine.

OK, this is a little rough.
I can do this.

Oh, my God.
God, I hate nature! I hate it.

Not stopping. Not stopping.

Why are you not stopping?

Stop, stop, stop it, stop!

I just wanted some air.

What is that?

What now? What is that?
What is that?

What is that?

What is that?

Come to me, Margaret of New York.

It is I, Grandma Annie.

I see you are a curious one.

Come. See how I give thanks
to Mother Earth.

You know, actually,
I'm not that curious.

- I'll just...
- Look around you.

Mother Earth has provided all this

just as she brought you and
Andrew together to be joined.

We must give thanks and ask
that your loins be abundantly fertile.

Come. Dance with me in celebration.

You know, can I, can I
just thank her from here?

I insist!


I will come down and dance with you.

Follow and learn.

Come on, Margaret! Feel the rhythm
of the drums. Now you.

- Me what?
- Chant.

Chant what?

Whatever comes to you. It is the way.

- But I don't know any chants.
- To the trees. Use your vowels.

- Yes. Chant.
- Yes. Chant, chant.

- Yes! Yes!
- To the trees.

- To the universe!
- The universe. Universe.

To the crazy.
To the window, the window.

To the wall, to the wall.

To the sweat drip down my balls.

- To all you bitches...
- Louder!

To the window, to the window.

To the walls, to the walls.

To the sweat drip down my balls.

Now all you bitches crawl.

All skeet, skeet, mother

All skeet, skeet, goddamn

To the window to the window

To the wall to the wall

To the sweat drip down my balls

To all you bitches crawl

All skeet, skeet, mother

All skeet, skeet goddamn

To the window to the window

To the wall to the wall

To the sweat drip down my

All you bitches go

Gammy! Let's take it to the bridge!

Let me see you get low
You scared, you scared

Drop your ass to the flo'
You scared, you scared

Let me see you get low
You scared, you scared

- Drop your ass to the floor
- You scared!

You scared, you scared
See you get low

- You scared, you scared
- You scared.

Your butt to the flo'
You scared, you scared

Now stop, woo
Now wiggle it

Now stop, woo
Jiggle it, just jiggle it

- Whatcha doing?
- Just wiggle it

You know, your Gammy wanted me to,
you know, chant.

- Chant from the heart.
- Balls? That's what came to your heart?

- You know, it went with the beat.
- Your phone arrived.

I'm gonna go into town.
Wanna come?

Oh, yes, I want to go.
I want to go. Oh, hold on.

- Is it OK if I go with him?
- Whatever you do is what shall be.

But you're OK if I go?

- Fine. Go on.
- Bye, Gammy.

- You're a freak!
- Shut up.

Would you, please?

Hey, buddy.

Andrew, hey!

- You got that phone I ordered?
- Yes, it came in. How are you?

- Great. You?
- Good.

- Hey, hi.
- Remember this?

Yes, yes. Wonderful.
Wonderful. Yes.

- Remember that?
- Yes. Yes. I know.

Think you made quite
an impression on Ramone.

I think the part where I burst into
tears just really brought us together.

- Yeah. Oh, guess what.
- What?

Fun fact about Andrew number 11:
I like Pringles.

- OK.
- They're delicious.

All Hostess products.
Coke, never Pepsi, and beef jerky.

What, are you, like, 13?

Here we go.
It's all charged up, Andrew.

Thanks, buddy.

And I put your lady's
number in, too.

- Thank you very mu...
- Milady.

Thank, thank you very much.
Thank you. Just... thank you.

Oh, my God. I have 37 messages.

Shit. I need a computer.
Is there, is there a computer

in this godforsaken town?

OK. So when it runs out,
it gives you a warning.

Just put in more dimes.

- Here you go.
- What?

- You're kidding. Dimes?
- Come on, Kels.

- You're not kidding?
- I'll be outside.

- Yell if you need me. You'll be fine.
- But what am I supposed...

OK, I can figure this out.
I'm an intelligent woman.

Block 'em out, block 'em out,
block 'em out. There you go. OK.


What is that? What is it?

Excuse me? Excuse...



So, it was nice to see Gertrude, huh?


She looked really pretty today.

Yeah, she did.

Must be nice to see each other
again and just catch up.

It's definitely good to see her. It's...

...definitely, yeah.
It's been a long time.

Oh, there they are.
There they are. Margaret!

We need Margaret.

Afraid we're going
to have to steal you away.

No, no, no, no.
I'm just gonna keep...

No, not to worry. No strippers,
no chanting in the woods. Promise.

- Oh, well...
- Yeah. Come on.

But not you. It's girl stuff.
You'd hate it.

- But...
- Come on.

OK. Will I...

Are these shoes OK
for what we're gonna do?

I can't believe this is happening.

My mother made this dress by hand.

In this very shop. In 1929.

It's funny how things
come back in style.

Just... just finishing up the buttons.

Yeah, and don't worry about the fit

because Annie is the best
tailor in southeast Alaska.

Wow, incredible.

Maybe a tad loose in certain
areas, but otherwise...

Oh, sorry.

I'm a bit chesty to begin with
and I happened to be knocked up

when I wore this.

Oh, let's see if we can find your boobs.

- They're in there somewhere.
- Yes. Yes, they are.

This is like an Easter egg hunt.

Maybe they shrunk up
in the cold Alaskan air.

- There they are.
- That... yes. That would be...

- There, let's see.
- I was thinking, if you'd like,

maybe we could head down your
way for the holidays this year.

Oh, that would...
that would be nice.

That'd be nice. Or maybe
we could come to you, too.

Well, that would be lovely.

I would like that very much.

Oh, Grace, for God's sake.
We've got work to do.

- I know. I'm sorry.
- Go make yourself a cup of tea.

I'll finish this. Go.

Now, let's make this
absolute perfection.

Now, just one special touch
and you're ready.

It's been in the family
for more than 150 years.

Annie, it's beautiful,
but I don't really think...

- I'm not finished.
- Oh, sorry.

My great-grandfather gave it
to my great-grandmother

when they got married.

They were quite a scandal,
you know.

He was Russian and she was Tlingit,
and back then you had to get approval

from every member of the tribe
before you got married.

Almost broke them up.

Well... how did they
stay together then?

She was a lot like you. Tough.

Wouldn't take "no" for an answer.

She was good for him.

I want you to have it.

- I can't. Can't take this.
- I don't want to hear it.

Grandmothers love to give their stuff
to their grandchildren.

It makes us feel like we'll
still be part of your lives

even after we're gone. Take it.

Are... are you all right, dear?


Well, I...


I just...
I just wanted to...

...make sure there was enough time
to get all the sewing done.

Don't you worry about that.

- You're gonna be beautiful.
- OK.

- Now let's get you out of those pins.
- OK.

All right.

This is untied. Hop on in.

What... Mind telling me
what the hell's wrong?

I needed to get away
from everybody.

- What's wrong?
- Nothing! Just stop talking, please!

Would you mind telling me
what's happening now?


- Margaret!
- I forgot, OK?

You forgot what?

I forgot what it was like
to have a family!

I've been on my own since I was 
and I forgot what it felt like
to have people love you

and make you breakfast
and say, "Hey!

We'd love to come down
for the holidays."

And I say, "Well, why don't we
come up and see you instead?"

And give you necklaces!
And you have all that here,

and you have Gertrude,
and I'm just screwing it up!

You're not screwing it up!
I agreed to this!

- You were there, remember?
- Your family loves you.

- Do you know that?
- I know that! Yes!

You're willing to put them
through this?

- They're not gonna find out!
- How do you know?

- Because you said so yourself.
- But what if your mother...

Oh, my God, if your mother
found out...

- Oh, my God! What if Gammy finds out?
- The boat is moving!

If Gammy finds out,
she's gonna have a heart attack!

- It's gonna be fine!
- She's gonna have a heart attack!

Hold on!

I don't think that hijacking
a boat is a proper way

to express your frustration!

Now... Oh, great.
Now you decide to shut up! Margaret?

- Andrew!
- Margaret?

- Andrew!
- Margaret!

- I can't swim!
- Margaret!

To the buoy!

- What?
- To the buoy!


All right, come on!
Give me your hand!

Hey! Give me your hand!

Margaret! Give me...

Come on, give me your hand!
Come on, come on. I got you. I got you.

I got you.

Come on. God, what the hell
were you thinking?

Could've gotten yourself killed.

You turned the boat and
made me fall in, you jackass.

You let go of the steering wheel, Ahab.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

All right, come here.
You've got to get warm. Come on.

Come on. It's OK.

That's OK.

It's OK.

I want to talk to both of you.

Your mother is never to hear
about any of this.

Told you I'd check up on you.

What did you do?

I got a phone call from
Mr Gilbertson here,

who told me that
if you were lying,

and he strongly
believes that you are,

he would send you to prison.

So I flew him up here.

- Dad.
- Luckily for you,

your father negotiated
a deal on your behalf.

Now, this offer's gonna last
for 20 seconds, so listen closely.

You're gonna make a statement
admitting this marriage is a sham

or you're gonna go to prison.
You tell the truth, you're off the hook,

and she is going to go back to Canada.

Well... Take the deal.

- I don't think so.
- Don't be stupid, Andrew.

Here's your statement. I've worked
for Margaret Tate for three years.

Six months ago we started dating,
we fell in love.

I asked her to marry me, she said "yes".
I'll see you at the wedding.

Well, you know.


You sure about this?

Not really.

I mean, I am very appreciative
of what you've done,

- but I think that...
- You'd do the same for me. Right?

Hope everyone is decent.
You need to come with me.

Now, tomorrow is your wedding day.

You have to give the Baby Maker
a rest tonight. It's tradition.

- Give your bride a kiss good night.
- We're not gonna use the Baby Maker.

You've got your whole lives
to be together.

- OK.
- Now, come on. Come on.

If I don't go with her,
she's just gonna...

- Come right back.
- Yeah.

See you in the morning?


Hey, Gammy.

Thanks, Gammy.

Everyone, please be seated.


We are gathered here today
to give thanks

and to celebrate
one of life's greatest moments.

To give recognition

to the beauty, honesty,
and unselfish ways

of Andrew and Margaret's true love
in front of family and friends.

For it is their family and friends

who taught Andrew and Margaret to love.

So it is only right that
family and friends are all...

Do you have a question?


Your hand is up.

Oh, it, it's not a question,
but I do have something I need to say.

- Margaret.
- Can it wait till after?

No. No.

- Hi there.
- Hi.

Thank you all so much for coming out.

I... have a bit of an announcement
to make about the wedding.

- A confession, actually.
- What are you doing?

I'm a Canadian. Yes, Canadian.

With an expired visa
who was about to be deported.

And because I didn't want to leave
this wonderful country of yours,

- I forced Andrew here to marry me.
- Margaret, stop it.

See, Andrew has always had
this extraordinary work ethic.

Something I think he learned from you.

And for three years I
watched him work harder

than anyone else at our company.

And I knew that if I threatened
to destroy his career...

...he would, he would do
just about anything.

So I blackmailed him to
come up here and to lie to you.

All of you.

And I thought it would
be easy to watch him do it.

But it wasn't.

Turns out it's not easy
to ruin someone's life

once you find out
how wonderful they are.

You have a beautiful family.

Don't let this come between you.

- This was my fault.
- Margaret...

Andrew, this was a business deal,

and you held up your end,
but now the deal is off.

I'm sorry.

And you, meet me at the dock.
You're giving me a ride to the airport.

- What were you thinking?
- I don't, I don't know.

- Andrew, you lied to us.
- Let me get my head on straight, OK?

I'll explain everything later.
I'm sorry.

You were right.
This book is special.

I lied because I knew publishing
meant I'd lose you as an assistant

but... you have an extraordinary eye,

and I'll make sure we
buy this before I leave.

Have an amazing life.
You deserve it. Margaret.

Well, that was... crazy.

You know, people are gonna be
talking about this forever.

Yeah. Yeah.

Are you OK?

Yeah. No...

I just feel...
You know what the problem is?

You see, the problem is
that this woman

is a gigantic pain in my ass.

First there's the whole leaving thing.
I understand that. It's a sham wedding.

It's kind of stressful. But then she
goes ahead and she leaves this note.

Because she doesn't have the decency,
the humanity to do it to my face.

Three years. Three years
I work with this terrorist.

Never once has she had
a nice thing to say,

and then she goes ahead
and she writes this crap!

- Andrew.
- None of that matters. We had a deal!

- Andrew.
- Sorry. I'm sorry. I just...

- She just makes me a little crazy.
- Yeah. I can see that.

So you're just gonna let her go?

So, what now?

Well... now that
you're leaving voluntarily,

it all becomes very civilised.

Once we land in New York, you have
24 hours to head back to Canada.

- Andrew, what's happening?
- I got to talk to her.

- Why would you do that?
- Boys!

- It has nothing to do with you.
- Boys, stop it!

- I'm not gonna let you do this.
- I'm not asking your permission.

Annie! Joe! Joe!

Annie! Joe!

I think I'm having a heart attack.

- Easy.
- Somebody get a doctor!

- Easy, easy. Mom?
- Get a doctor!

I got it.


You two need to stop fighting.

You'll never see eye to eye.

But you're family.

Promise me you'll stand by Andrew.

Even if... if you don't agree with him.

I promise.


Promise me you'll work harder
to be a part of this family.

I will.

I will, Gammy.

Well, then, the spirits can take me.

Oh, Annie.


I guess they're not ready for me.

I'm feeling much better, sonny.
No need to take us to the hospital.

Take us to the airport, please.

Mom, what? Are you faking
the heart attack?

- Oh, come on!
- Come on.

Well, it was the only
way I could get you two

to shut up and get us
to the airport!

We're not authorised
to take you to the airport.

Larry Ferris, don't make me
call your mother.

You got it.

You scared the hell out of me.

Yep. You should've
given up back in New York.


I'm like Eliot Ness.
I always get my man.

I'm that good.

Flight 1601, as soon
as you're in position,

you're cleared for takeoff.

Roger that, Chuck.

OK. Come on, come on,
come on, come on.

Tower. Talk to me.

- Chuck! It's Drew Paxton.
- Hey, dude.

Hey... I have a little favour
I need from you, buddy...

Margaret's on that plane.
I gotta talk to her.

- Can you stop it?
- Oh, yeah!

I heard about your lady bailin'.

- Drag-ola.
- Chuck! I need you

to stop the plane. Please.

I can't do that.

No, no, no, no, no,
no, no, no, no! Come on!

Oh, no.


- What's wrong?
- Margaret's on that plane.

- And he didn't get to tell her.
- Tell her what?

That he loves her.

So she could tell him
that she loves him, too.

- But how does he...
- If she didn't love him,

- she wouldn't have left.
- Of course not.

Am I the only one not getting this?

- Oh, Joe!
- Chuck! Chuck! Look down.

Look down.
Like... Oh, there you are!

Sorry, man.
There was nothing I could do.

Thanks, Chuck.

I'm sorry, son. I didn't know
how you felt about her.

Honey, it's gonna be OK.




I need for you to send
the boxes in my office to... this address, please.

This one right here.
This address right here. OK?

- Can you do that?
- Yes. Sure.

- Good, all right. Thank you.
- Miss Tate.

Yes. What? What?



Why are, why are you panting?

Because I've been running.

- Really. From Alaska?
- I need to talk to you.

Yeah? Well, I don't
have time to talk.

I need to catch a 5.45 to Toronto.

- Margaret.
- I need the boxes to go out today.

- I want to make sure everything is...
- Margaret! Stop talking!

Gotta say something.

- OK.
- This will just take a sec.

Fine. What?

Three days ago, I loathed you.

I used to dream about you
getting hit by a cab.

Or poisoned.

- Oh, that's nice.
- I told you to stop talking.

Then we had our little
adventure up in Alaska

and things started to change.
Things changed when we kissed.

And when you told me
about your tattoo.

Even when you checked me out
when we were naked.


- Well, I didn't see anything...
- Yeah, you did.

But I didn't realise any of this
until I was standing alone.

In a barn... wife-less.

Now, you can imagine my disappointment
when it suddenly dawned on me

that the woman I love is about
to be kicked out of the country.

So, Margaret.

Marry me.

Because I'd like to date you.

Trust me. You don't really
want to be with me.

Yes, I do.

See, the thing is, there is a reason why
I've been alone all this time.

I'm comfortable that way.

And I think it would just be
a lot easier

if we forgot everything
that happened and I just left.

You're right.

That would be easier.

- I'm scared.
- Me, too.

Aren't you supposed to get down
on your knee or something?

I'm gonna take that as a "yes".

Oh, OK.

Yeah! Show her who's boss, Andrew!

So, let me see if I've got this right.

You two are engaged again.

- Yes.
- Yes.

For real?

- Yes.
- Yeah.

You wanna go through with this?
Because one wrong answer,

I'm gonna take you down.

- OK.
- OK.

Let's do it.

When did you first start to date?

Last week.

- That going well?
- So far it's great. Thank you.

What kind of deodorant does Andrew use?

- Men's Speed Stick?
- What flavour? Musk? Alpine?

Was it love at first sight?


I loved her from the beginning.

What side of the bed
does she sleep on?

- She sleeps on the left.
- What side of the bed do you sleep on?

Look, are they soul mates?

Will they kill each other? No.

- Are you a good driver?
- Oh, excellent driver. Excellent.

In my mind, I see her
with someone perhaps...

...more swarthy, darker.

We don't use the word
"Margaret" around Kevin.

He still hasn't warmed up to her.



- See? It's the damnedest thing.
- I have never farted in front of him.

- Nor will I ever fart in front of him.
- She farts in her sleep.

Would you consider
Margaret a good dancer?

You can tell by the way
she drinks her soda pop

that she's a good dancer.

How, how... How is the soda pop
relevant to the dancing?

I don't understand this.

- I call him... puppy.
- Pumpkin.

- Monkey.
- Daisy.

- Kiddo.
- Bird.

Sometimes I call him Rick.

- How do you spell "Ramone?"
- R-A-M-O-N-E.

Could you do that again
in English, please?

When you say, you know,
the position in the relationship...

Top or bottom?

You're asking me a question
about who's on top?

You took an oath
when you walked in this office.

I did not take an oath.
When did I take an oath?

Laura should've done that,
but she didn't. That's OK.

Who's Laura?

She's the girl behind you.
Don't look around.

Which of the following numbers
is not a prime?


I'm sorry. Let me
say the list, please.

- I'm sorry?
- He knew your favourite colour.

- Blue?
- Wrong!

- Red?
- No!

- Dark... Maybe like a hunter green?
- No. White.

- White?
- OK, moving on.

Favourite colour is blue.

What's her favourite colour
when she's not at home?

I don't know.

Are you a citizen of this country,

Yes, I'm a citizen!
Are you crazy?

What relevance a ball in a net
or a Fruit Roll-Up or a Pop-Tart

has to do with my
relationship with Andrew?

If you're getting excited...

Who are you engaged to?

- Andrew.
- Very good. Got one right.

- Who are you engaged to?
- I'm engaged to Margaret Tate.

And on the wedding day,
who will be next to you?

I'm going to marry Margaret Tate.

- Final answer?
- That work? Yeah, final answer.

Is this a game show?
I don't understand what...

That's a great song.

That was beautiful.

- That was really beautiful.
- Mama Cass.

Special thanks to SergeiK.